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squeal

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verb \ˈskwēl\

Definition of squeal

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a shrill cry or noise

  3. 2a :  to turn informer <squeal to the police>b :  complain, protest

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to express with or as if with a squeal

  6. 2 :  to cause to make a loud shrill noise <squealing the tires>

squealer

noun

Examples of squeal in a sentence

  1. The car squealed to a stop.

  2. He squealed the tires and drove off.

  3. She squealed to the teacher.

  4. Let me go, she squealed.

Origin and Etymology of squeal

Middle English squelen, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 14th century


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squeal

noun

Definition of squeal

  1. :  a shrill sharp cry or noise

Examples of squeal in a sentence

  1. She heard the pig's squeals.

1747

First Known Use of squeal

1747



SQUEAL Defined for English Language Learners

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squeal

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verb \ˈskwēl\

Definition of squeal for English Language Learners

  • : to make or cause (something) to make a long, high-pitched cry or noise

  • : to tell someone in authority (such as the police or a teacher) about something wrong that someone has done

  • : to say (something) in a high and excited voice


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squeal

noun

Definition of squeal for English Language Learners

  • : a long, high-pitched cry or noise


SQUEAL Defined for Kids

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squeal

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verb \ˈskwēl\

Definition of squeal for Students

squealed

squealing

  1. 1 :  to make a sharp long high-pitched cry or noise

  2. 2 :  inform 2


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squeal

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noun

Definition of squeal for Students

  1. :  a sharp high-pitched cry or noise



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